Envision Franklin

Design Concepts | ENVISION FRANKLIN 87 SITE DESIGN Access Lots should be accessed from alleys or by driveways from the street. Streets should have multiple connections that allow for opportunities to walk to local destinations by a variety of routes. Streets should be designed for slower speeds to allow for mixing pedestrian and vehicular traffic. If there are existing street connections or stubouts adjacent to proposed developments, then those in the proposed developments should connect to the existing street network. If there are no existing street or stubout connections, then other locations should be identified in order to increase connectivity between developments. Parking Off- and on-street. Off-street parking should be provided to the rear of buildings. Minimal parking to the side of buildings may be appropriate. Parking structures are discouraged due to the single-family residential character. TRANSPORTATION Vehicular Vehicular connections should be provided through adjacent developments and connect to the existing street network. Infill developments should provide an interconnected sidewalk and street network in a grid or modified grid pattern. New streets should be designed per the Corridor Character Matrix and Connect Franklin. Bicycle and Pedestrian A coordinated pedestrian system should be provided throughout the area and in infill developments. Infill developments should provide connections between uses on the site and between the site and adjacent properties and rights-of-way. Bicycle, pedestrian, and multi-use path connections should be designed and provided per the Corridor Character Matrix, Connect Franklin, Parks Master Plan, and this Plan. Transit Transit stops and/or stations should be provided along existing or planned routes. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS Between North Margin and Bridge Streets Floodplain regulations represent a constraint to be considered for future developments in this area. Due to the depth of the floodplain, parking lots are appropriate uses for the existing vacant parcels fronting the south side of North Margin Street. These lots could be used by businesses, by activities at Bicentennial Park, by the cemeteries, and for special-event overflow for downtown. Historic structures within the floodplain should be maintained and protected in order to enhance the existing neighborhood pattern and character. A street connection should be provided by extending First Avenue North to connect with North Margin Street. Improvements to the sidewalk system and pedestrian crossings need to be made, including along Bridge and North Margin Streets and their cross streets. OFFICE RESIDENTIAL